A Brief History On September 22, 1692, 8 people convicted of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials were executed by hanging. The trials took place between February 1692 and May 1693 and resulted in the execution of twenty people, most of them women. Contrary to the common belief that witches were typically burned, most of those condemned in Salem and the surrounding areas died by hanging. Digging Deeper As in our previous article on 10 Things History Got Wrong about Women, this article explores 10 more common misconceptions involving women in history. These misconceptions may be due to legend, malicious gossip,…
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